Go Live of congestion management DE-AT BZB
All relevant governance bodies – of Transmission System Operators and Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) - have confirmed go live for the congestion management scheme at the border between Austria and Germany on the 1st of October 2018.
This bidding zone split is based on careful and transparent preparatory work from a large number of involved parties on European level over the last months. It will ensure safe grid operations especially in the upcoming winter period.
Implementation of congestion management scheme on the German-Austrian border was subject to approval by the competent regulatory authorities of the Central Western Europe (CWE) region. This approval was granted in early September. Updating and testing of systems and operational procedures for (long-term, day ahead, intraday and balancing) as well as the scheduling and nomination processes were performed successfully.
The final milestones for the implementation of the bidding zone border until 1st October are the following:
The introduction of the congestion management on the German-Austrian border is based on the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators’ (ACER) decision on Capacity Calculation Regions (CCRs) from November 2016, that includes the introduction of a new bidding zone border between Germany and Austria. In addition, German regulator Bundesnetzagentur sent out an official request to the German TSOs requiring them to start preparations for the introduction of a capacity management mechanism. In May 2017, Bundesnetzagentur and the Austrian regulator E-Control agreed on the actual modalities for the introduction of congestion management at the German-Austrian border.
More information on the DE-AT BZB project can be found on the JAO website: http://www.jao.eu/ SupportDE-AT BZB Project